Thread: Gecko G540 or?

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  1. #31
    Hi jazz cnc
    Have you used the mx3660 or the mx4660 in a build?
    I am currently planning my mechmate build in the uk (and being electronic s shy,but willing to learn) I have been looking at these options.
    Just interested I hear others experiences with them.
    Thanks

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Macwood View Post
    Hi jazz cnc
    Have you used the mx3660 or the mx4660 in a build?
    I am currently planning my mechmate build in the uk (and being electronic s shy,but willing to learn) I have been looking at these options.
    Just interested I hear others experiences with them.
    Thanks
    Hi Macwood welcome to the forum, You do realise that this post is getting on to being 3 years old. But in the absence of Jazcnc I have used the mx3660 on a small mill and found it fine. It is a 3 axis driver but is only really suitable for powering the steppers up at about 50V.

    How many motors will you be using on the the machine without the spindle? Also if you have not bought any motors or drives keep away from kits of parts as they are never matched.

    I suggest you start a build log to keep all your questions in one place as that helps others when trying to answer.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  3. #33
    Hi Clive
    Thanks for your quick response on a Sunday!
    Yes I realised it's an old thread ,but thought I'd ask.
    I'll be running 4 motors, 1on the x, 2 on the y , and 1 on the z.
    Would like the option to add rotary indexer later perhaps.
    I have bought nothing yet, except steel for the table.

    I will be starting a build log, more then likely on here and on the mechmate site also.
    Best Mac

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Macwood View Post
    Hi Clive
    Thanks for your quick response on a Sunday!
    Yes I realised it's an old thread ,but thought I'd ask.
    I'll be running 4 motors, 1on the x, 2 on the y , and 1 on the z.
    Would like the option to add rotary indexer later perhaps.
    I have bought nothing yet, except steel for the table.

    I will be starting a build log, more then likely on here and on the mechmate site also.
    Best Mac

    And on vacation Well if you are running 4 motors two slaved, then forget the mx3660. I hope you have done your homework re the Machine you are attempting to build. Have you had a read through some of the build logs on here? It would help if you said what size machine and what you want to be able to cut with it.

    Have you decided on what software you will be using.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  5. #35
    Ha! I’m on my holidays too.
    Still doing my homework... been lurking in the back ground for some time now. Have decided that If I don’t start asking more questions I’ll never make a start on it.
    I think I make a proper start and post in the introductions.
    Enjoy your Vacation.

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